In this week's Nightranger, we toddle around Hollywood's newest super-club, Playhouse, a gorgeous mega-production-geared space opened by club impresarios Elie Samaha and Rob Vinokur.
Samaha, also a movie big-wig, is best known for famed '90's hotspot The Roxbury nightclub on the Sunset Strip, and d ... More >>
Spinal Tarp, er, Tap, are the Cher of semi-fictional rock bands. Or in the semi-fictional words of bassist Derek Smalls himself: "If you let the worm grow long enough, it's going to turn. That's what's happened to us." Spinal Tap formed the '60s, dwindled in the '80s, reunited in 19 ... More >>
(all photos by Timothy Norris)
At one point or another over the last eight years, nearly every American was dumbfounded at our former president (it feels so good to write "former"), W. Sure, we were also frustrated, frightened and embarrassed, but no word captures the essence of America's first ei ... More >>
Native Los Angeles satirist Harry Shearer turned 65 last week, giving us an opportunity to appreciate his body of wit that stretches from his days performing with radio's Credibility Gap sketch comedy group to writing for Saturday Night Live, Spy magazine and the Huffington Post. Most of us know him ... More >>
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AC/DC at the Forum, Monday, December 8Text By Falling James, photos by Timothy NorrisThe once-fabulous Forum has clearly seen better days. Its curving, dark-gray walls look barren without the bright yellow Lakers championship banners and the retired numbers o ... More >>
The Apple and Stunt Rock @ The New Beverly Cinema, March 25th
Little gives an LA cinephile greater joy than to see the New Beverly Cinema booming at the start of 2008. In light of longtime owner Sherman Torganâ€™s sudden and untimely death last year, it seemed as though our last remaining true r ... More >>
Apparently, the ladies love songs about strippers falling in love. "Perfect Gentleman!!" they screamed at Wycleff Jean during his performance at the Saturn, Hurley, X Games 12 party (whew, that was a mouthful of sponsorship). And, ok, I was one of them. I think I've cried listening to that song. I ... More >>
Considering I may be tone deaf, can't sing to save a life, it's pretty safe to say performing at the Grammy's is a dream out of reach. That is until I was chosen to be a stage performer for the Gorillaz's duet with MADONNA at this year's Grammy Awards!! I was a little older than their projec ... More >>